A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • 1. At the beginning of the play, Scrooge tells his nephew Fred that celebrating Christmas
A) is best done by giving to charity.
B) brings back sad memories.
C) makes a person richer.
D) can never do him any good.
  • 2. The journey to Christmas Past reveals that Scrooge
A) gave generously to others in the past.
B) had a mean boss when he was young.
C) has never loved anyone.
D) was lonely as a child.
  • 3. Young Ebenezer did not marry his sweetheart because she
A) was too young.
B) was poor.
C) lied to him.
D) refused him.
  • 4. Which best expresses the theme of A Christmas Carol?
A) charity
B) friendship
C) knowledge
D) redemption
  • 5. A person who is DESTITUTE is
A) poor
B) rich
C) moody
D) foolish
  • 6. If you TRANSFORM something, you
A) love it
B) change it
C) disagree with it
D) move it
  • 7. If a gift is ANONYMOUS, the giver does not reveal
A) his or her name
B) how much it costs
C) what it is for
D) how large it is
  • 8. When you ENDEAVOR to do something, you
A) try to do it
B) refuse to do it
C) make someone else do it
D) wish to do it
  • 9. A FINALE of a play is
A) at the end
B) in the beginning
C) during the climax
D) during the prologue
  • 10. Scrooge turns down his nephew Fred's invitation to Christmas dinner because he
A) doesn't like Fred's wife
B) doesn't feel well
C) prefers not to celebrate Christmas
D) plans to do something for the Crachits instead
  • 11. The Gentleman Visitor who comes to Scrooge's office wants Scrooge to
A) go into business with him
B) remember his childhood
C) close his office for Christmas
D) help the poor by donating money
  • 12. To Scrooge, Fezziwig seemed a wonderful master because Fezziwig
A) made the people who worked for him happy
B) never worried about money
C) taught Scrooge how to become wealthy
D) loved parties and often entertained
  • 13. The Ghost of Christmas Present shows Scrooge sights that
A) put a human face on poverty and suffering
B) frighten him
C) make him feel justified in his attitude toward Cratchit
D) remind him of better times
  • 14. The Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come helps Scrooge understand that
A) no one can take advantage of you if you don't let them
B) everything works out best in the end
C) wealth is the best route to happiness
D) a life of greed is pointless in the end
  • 15. At the end of the play, Scrooge discovers
A) he can pay others to do things he doesn't want to do himself
B) making other people happy can bring him joy
C) he can't really change the future
D) the people he has hurt will not forgive him
  • 16. What is the meaning of the word SURPLUS?
A) more than enough
B) friendless
C) being satisfied
D) charitable
  • 17. What was the relationship between Marley and Scrooge?
A) they were uncle and nephew
B) they were boss and employee
C) they were business partners
D) they were brothers
  • 18. Who invited Scrooge to eat on Christmas Day?
A) his clerk's wife
B) his clerk
C) his nephew's wife
D) his nephew
  • 19. What are SCENES in a play?
A) two or more scenes together
B) sequence of related events
C) to the back of the stage
D) what the action is divided up into
  • 20. What are ACTS in a play?
A) to the back of the stage
B) conflict is resolved
C) two or more scenes together
D) to the front of the stage
  • 21. For most of the play, which of the following IS true?
A) Scrooge had no friends
B) Scrooge was a very poor man
C) Everyone loved Scrooge
D) Scrooge never loved anyone in his life
  • 22. The ghost of Marley told Scrooge that he:
A) would be haunted by three spirits
B) would get married
C) would lose all his money
D) would be going on a long journey
  • 23. The ghost of Christmas Past took Scrooge:
A) to see his nephew
B) to a program at church
C) to a funeral
D) to visit the school where Scrooge grew up
  • 24. It was __________ for Scrooge to visit the Christmases of his past life.
A) pleasant
B) neither painful or pleasant
C) both pleasant and painful
D) painful
  • 25. When did the Ghost of Marley tell Scrooge the first two visitors would come?
A) at two o'clock
B) at four o'clock
C) at one o'clock
D) at midnight
  • 26. Bob Cratchit was Scrooge's:
A) son
B) employee
C) doctor
D) brother
  • 27. Who was ill in the story?
A) Ebenezer Scrooge
B) Scrooge's clerk's son
C) Scrooge's employee
D) Scrooge's nephew
  • 28. What did Scrooge choose as Sweetheart returned the engagement ring?
A) money
B) health
C) friendship
D) love
  • 29. Ironically, the number one reason Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol was for:
A) love
B) enlightenment
C) fame
D) money
  • 30. At the end of the story, Scrooge promises to:
A) fire Bob Crachit
B) hire his nephew
C) honor Christmas all year long
D) talk to the door knocker every day
  • 31. What is DRAMA?
A) instructions for director, actor and stage crew
B) objects the actor uses or carries
C) literature in play form
D) conversations between characters
  • 32. What are STAGE DIRECTIONS?
A) literature in play form
B) instructions for the director, actor and stage crew not meant to be read aloud
C) the form dramas are written in
D) conversations between characters
  • 33. What is a NARRATOR?
A) two or more scenes grouped together
B) an actor that plays a large role with many lines
C) an actor that plays a small role with few lines
D) an actor that sets the scene and comments on the action
  • 34. What are PROPS?
A) to the back of the stage
B) conversations between characters
C) literature in play form
D) objects an actor uses or carries
  • 35. The CLIMAX or TURNING POINT of the story is when Scrooge sees:
A) the Gentleman visitor asks for money for the poor
B) the Christmas party at Fred's house
C) himself and Sweetheart dancing
D) the Crachit family after Tiny Tim's death; sees his own death
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